Experienced Walkers, Family, Foodies, Group, Solo Walkers, Beginner
Downland, Forest, Meadow, Rivers
Set your senses free - enjoy this fun full-day guided walking experience which includes a delicious locally sourced picnic accompanied with wine from the district. With your expert local guide leading the way, explore our diverse habitats and quaint villages learning the area’s fascinating history. Enjoy the fresh air, savour your picnic and marvel at the stunning Sussex views within the South Downs National Park.
Your route will take you through the stunning Arun Valley where you will have the opportunity to explore and learn about wetland habitats and the wildlife there. South Downs river valleys are a wonderful place to find waterfowl and water mammals. The meadows surrounding these valleys are rich in flora and fauna and home to many rare and internationally important species. You will pass through SSSIs (Site of Special Scientific Interest), and enjoy the tranquility of a riverside stroll.
Your day includes a locally sourced picnic (dietary requirements can be catered for) and a wine tasting experience from local producers. With the South Downs, stunning waterways and vibrant meadows surrounding you - what better location could there be for a picnic lunch. Learn all about the fascinating backgrounds and stories of the food and drink you are enjoying and their producers.
Your walk is led by an extremely experienced and qualified outdoor guide, who can enlighten you on the trail about the fascinating geology, heritage and natural history of the area. With extensive local knowledge, your guide can enable you to explore lesser known areas away from the beaten track and discover hidden gems. They are a fully qualified International Mountain Leader who has a great deal of experience leading and instructing and also has extensive local knowledge having lived in this area for many years. All our guides are also outdoor first aid qualified and DBS checked.
At this time, we are extremely mindful of ensuring we provide experiences which are enjoyable yet adhere to social distancing. By joining one of our experiences you can be sure that your guides know all the best places to go, avoiding any crowds and enjoying quieter, little known spots.
Distance: 10 miles approx
Duration: 7 hours approx
With public transport nearby, this walk offers a very accessible day trip with easy access to London and could form part of a weekend escape.